E3S Web Conf.
Volume 164, 2020Topical Problems of Green Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering 2019 (TPACEE 2019)
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Section||Built Environment and Architecture|
|Published online||05 May 2020|
Aesthetic, functional and physical features of glulam in building architecture
Samara State Technical University, 244,Molodogvardeyskaya st., 443100, Samara, Russia
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
The main purpose of this research is to prove the efficiency of glulam to meet various architectural needs. The three features of glulam such as: plasticity and aesthetic value, functional efficiency, supporting properties and resistance to extreme conditions, are compared with the same features of concrete and steel, the most widely used materials nowadays. The methods are based upon actual test results and practical experience in creating glulam constructions. The research shows that plasticity of glulam allows to create complex curved surfaces and its surface and texture clearly demonstrate the unique aesthetic features of the elements made of this material. Glulam can also be efficiently used to create various space morphotypes such as compact rooms, linear vertical and horizontal space, hall space, space with a complex spatial configuration. It is also proved that glulam strength expressed in Constructive Quality Ratio (CQR) surpasses steel and concrete in supporting ability and its durability also exceeds steel structures durability and is comparable to concrete.
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